Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Mayor Blames Social Media Speculation for Slowing Police Probe Into Hotel Freezer Death

Conor Gaffey
Newsweek
Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Mayor Blames Social Media Speculation for Slowing Police Probe Into Hotel Freezer Death
Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Mayor Blames Social Media Speculation for Slowing Police Probe Into Hotel Freezer Death

The mayor of an Illinois village where a 19-year-old woman was found dead in a hotel freezer on Sunday has said that social media speculation about her death is slowing down the police investigation. Kenneka Jenkins left her Chicago home to attend a party at a hotel in the town of Rosemont on Friday night with friends before going missing in the early hours of Saturday. After a frantic search by her family—and, later, by police and hotel staff—Jenkins’ body was discovered in a walk-in freezer in a vacant part of the hotel just before 1:00 A.M. on Sunday.

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